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1187 Covid-19 infections in SA

CAPE TOWN – Coronavirus infections in South Africa have  increased by 17 cases to 1187, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Saturday.

“Fellow South Africans, as at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1187. We must outrightly state that these numbers do not indicate a reduction in the number of infections. It is merely a reflection of positive results that were received, verified and ready for today’s reporting,” said Mkhize

 

The provincial breakdown is as follows ;

GAUTENG 533

WESTERN CAPE 271

KWAZULU – NATAL 156

FREE STATE 68

NORTH WEST 6

MPUMALANGA 10

LIMPOPO 11

EASTERN CAPE 10

NORTHERN CAPE 5

UNALLOCATED 117

 

Mkhize said that he was concerned at the increase in infections of health workers.

“We have noted with concern a number of confirmed COVID-19 cases of health workers who work both in the private and public hospitals. This includes doctor and nurses. We mention this because health workers are in the frontline of this battle. They are exposed not only to their families but to the patients who they are meant to treat,” he said.

 

 

More to follow..

 

 

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